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. as if this plot was not frightening enough, cutting edge research out of the university of texas in austin has revealed more security vulnerabilities. specifically researchers from the cockle school of engineering led by dr. scott humphries proved that unmanned aerial systems can be hacked into and hijacked with a relatively small investment of money and time. these findings are alarming and revealed the gaping hole in the security of using unmanned aerial systems domestically. now is the time to insure these vulnerabilities are mitigated to protect our aviation system as the use continues to grow. the department of common securities mission protect the homeland. d h s seems either a disinterested or unprepared to step up to the plate to address the proliferation of unmanned aerial systems in u.s. airspace spirit the potential threats they pose to our national security hwill be used including protecting civil liberties of individuals under the constitution. in discussion with my subcommittee staff, department officials repeatedly stated that the department does the see this function as part of
, educate those kids, and they go to california, colorado, texas, or someplace like that. we do not see the benefit. this has been at town meetings for a long time. i just wonder how much that seeps through legislative thinking. >> i think one reason for the increase in scholarships and the hope scholarship or the scholarship in tennessee that will give every student $4,000 to go to tennessee is a to -- institute, i think the hope is they will stay in tennessee, but that is an interesting observation. >> thank you. senator merkley. i'm sorry. senator franken is next. >> i withdraw my thank you. [laughter] >> i did not look at my list here. >> i will take his thank you, and i will raise it wanted. dr. leath -- one. dr. leath, you have testified about information i was state include the financial award letters, including information about students current indebtedness, and the amount the loan repayment after school. can you explain why you feel it is so important to include this type of information in award letters? >> well, there are couple of reasons. one of the things we tried to do is
, the gentleman from texas, mr. gohmert, is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the majority leader. the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. gohmert: these can be the best of times and the worst of times. there's still so much potential this country has so much in the way of assets, but it is interesting to hear my friends across the aisle talk about the wonders of obamacare, but i know this president has said before, if you make more than $250,000, you won't ever have your taxes raised. he said it a lot of different ways. and yet, when i read the -- his version of the american jobs act that he himself pushed forward, promulgated, demanded be passed, it actually raised taxes on everybody that made more than $125,000. so he broke a promise there. and obamacare, it's very clear that if you make just above the poverty line, and you can't afford the kind of cadillac insurance that's demanded that you purchase, you are going to get ham mered with a taxed and it will be 2.5% extra income tax. he basically has pushed through a bill that makes war with those who can least afford to buy
in texas who can afford coverage but choose not to get coverage. we end up paying for that. the affordable care act actually provides my constituents with a tax cut. so, i should also point out, mitt romney who is the co-author of the massachusetts healthcare plan last week said that this was not a tax. think this week he changed his mind. whatever. you own him, he's yours, good luck. he'll be all over the place on this by the time his campaign is over with. but the bottom line is that this notion of making sure that everybody has the freedom to have access to good quality healthcare is something that motivated me to vote for this bill. because everybody in this country doesn't have the freedom to be able to afford good quality healthcare. the status quo was unacceptable. the status quo was bad. now i'm glad to hear that we don't have to worry about anything. the insurance companies are all have our best interests at heart. so we can repeal all of these requirements that band descriptions against children who have pre-existing conditions. my colleague pointed out, the provisions that forb
to mississippi orsivin governor carey in texas. i am afraid you will take health care reform children. what makes you think i would do that? what in my record tells you i might do that? there is the suspicion that i exists that drives some of this intrusion. on the education site, a secretary duncan has tried some positive things to empower states to do more. i think overall trying to manage broad education policy in washington, d.c. for school districts in jersey city anti is quite aer, texas challenge. you have to have an ego to think he can do that effectively. -- you can do that effectively. >> he mentioned 85,000 private sector employees. there have been massive job losses in the public sectors among states and localities that has led to higher unemployment than would normally be the case. would you support a request by governors to the u.s. congress that would request additional federal funds so that states and localities can hire back some of these essential employees they have been forced to let go? >> no. >> why? >> it is always a temporary band-aid. john course i'm used $1 billion in fu
of last year, she worked in houston, texas, as the assistant deputy director for the mental health and mental retardation office. she improved efficiencies between multiple agencies as a means to improve patient care and reduce costs. in hennepin county, she has taken on a similar role. the county operated health plan, the county federally qualified health care center, and the social service arm of hennepin county. the idea is to make a streamlined model for health care reform. jennifer, the floor is yours. we look forward to your comments. >> i appreciate the opportunity to be here. hennepin has newly embarked on health care initiatives trying to look at things differently. imagine not knowing where you will sleep or where your next meal is coming from. often we find patients not taking medications or managing blood pressure. the biggest failure of health care is we are not paying attention to bringing together health care services with social services and basic needs. that is the opportunity hennepin county is working to resolve. we identified we were in crisis. about two years b
to make sure that we help find ways to get those people back to work. in texas, about 98% of the employers are small businesses. in the 19th congressional district, there is probably a higher number because we have a bunch of hard-working small- business people that have worked hard to build those businesses up. we do not have the big trio the plant in the 19th congressional district but the small businesses are a major job creator for us. small businesses rely on access to capital. our community banks have been the primary provider of that capital. when you look at small business loans in this country, most of those loans are under $100,000. while that is not a small amount of money, for many banks that would be a relatively small loan. but to those businesses, it is a very important loan. we want to make sure that as we move forward, we are not part of the problem of inhibiting the financial community's, particularly our community banks, from providing important lending opportunities. but also serving the customers. i was talking to someone the other day and many other smaller communitie
were a hispanic student in suburban virginia or texas, that school district had to attend to your needs. and so i worry that transparency alone for the majority of our schools is not enough to really get that trajectory going, but time will tell. i certainly understand why secretary duncan has had to use his waiver authority and i commend him for that. i used it myself. he needs to build a bridge for you all to a reauthorization and obviously many of you have taken him up on the offer and i guess more to come. and i understand why he's done that. but i also want to point out some concerns that i have about what i'm seeing around the states and what i would commend you to challenge your state departments on. because i know from my gubernatorial days -- you know, you set the policy. you're at the 30,000-foot level but you're not going to be bound reading the fine print of every single one of your waivers. the first thing i you would say is that they're extremely complex and complicated. yes, no child left behind was a little bit of a crude instrument and we should improve it, but now we'v
constituents are sick and tired of paying for people in texas who can afford coverage but choose not to get coverage. we end up paying for that. the affordable health-care act provides my constituents with a tax cut. i should also point out that your standard bearer, mitt romney, the co-author of the massachusetts health care plan, said that this was not a tax. i stand corrected. this week, he changed his mind. you own him. he is yours. he will be all over the place by the time this campaign is over with. this notion of making sure everybody has the freedom to have access to good, quality health care is something that motivated me to vote for this bill. everybody in this country does not have the freedom to be able to afford good, quality health care. the status quo was unacceptable. i am glad to hear that we do not have to worry about these things. the insurance companies all have our best interests at heart. we can repeal all of these requirements that ban discrimination against children. the provision that forbids insurance companies from discriminating against women. it used to be that,
the bloodiest 47 acres in america. >> a former warden texas through the historic missouri state penitentiary. walk back through the halls of history. once a month, c-span is local content vehicles explore the history and literary life of cities across america. this weekend from jefferson city, saturday at noon and sunday at 5 eastern on c-span2 and 3. >> now discussion on the national security positions of president obama and mitt romney. the director of the tribal center of terrorism and homeland security and a former justice and defense department attorney also looks at the impact of national security issues on past presidential elections. >> we are very happy to welcome david schanzer, the associate professor of the practice for public policy at duke university. he is director at the triangle center of terrorism and homeland security and associate professor of public policy at unc. he is the director for strategy and outreach i. d. institute for homeland security solutions. he did his undergraduate work at harvard. he also served as editor for the harvard law review. prior to is academic
and through justice, i will have peace. thank you so much. >> i am from the bush school of government at texas a&m university. how do you take the experience you have had on neutral ground and extend that back to people for logistical reasons. not everybody can leave and come to a program like this. a lot of people who participate are already a kind of predisposed to dialogue. how do you take it back to the people who do not already have that perspective? walid, it seems like he came into it with the spirit of revenge and somehow he must a lot. >> that is a very good question. i am studying economics in college. i believe that there is a new generation in the middle east. the the the palestine, the have genius ideas. beautiful minds. architects, engineers. a lot of things they can do. there are a lot of them who are very productive. i think the best way to change things is through appreciating each other. one day i will go back to bethlehem and i will start a program for start-ups. kickstart, where palestinians put their product in a safe environment. that with the palestinians and israelis ca
. president obama did a great job in helping romney get there. host: arlington, texas, independent line, deon. caller: hi. as someone who grew up in church, i often found this whole movement of trying to inject jesus christ and religion into politics, i have often found it disgusting. first of all, when it comes to god's word, both parties fall short. i think we should kill this whole notion that somehow if you vote republican, you are voting with god and all this kind of stuff. basically, what you all have done is create your own false religion. just vote for who you want to vote for, but quit -- and less jesus christ is running, you cannot vote your faith. second, the tea party and when i talk to my older relatives, it is the white separatist movement, the same old white citizens council, states' rights, things from the past, from the 1960's that they see. as far as supporting mitt romney, why would you support someone -- jesus said if anybody comes with another revelation, you reject them. host: we gave our guest plenty to talk about. guest: let's start with the racism part of his equation
will have peace. thank you so much. >> i am from the bushkill of government services at texas a&m university. i wanted to ask the panelists, how do you take the experience you guys have had sort of on neutral ground and extend that back to people for logistical reasons, not everybody can leave and come to a program like this and not everybody can participate in programs like this are already predisposed to dialogue. how do you take it back to the people who don't already have that perspective? i was wondering if walid can talk about it, because it seems like you came in with a spirit of revenge and somehow lost that spirit of revenge. how did that snap zp that's a very good question. actual will, i'm studying economics in college. i believe there's a new generation in the middle east and palestine thatville genius ideas, beautiful mind, artists, engineers. a lot of things they can do. and a lot of genius, artists, engineers pro-w.h.o. are productive. i think the best way to change things is let them appreciate each other. and the program for start-ups, like maybe a website like kick-start an
bidin in -- here's the president in houston, texas. >> when you have the right to vote, you have the right to change things. and we, the president and i and eric and all of us, we see a future where those rights are expanded. not diminished. we're racial profiling -- where racial profiling is a thing of the past. we're access to the ballot is expanded and unin bum cer dollars. -- unin calm bed, where there are no distinctions made on the basis of race or gender in access to housing and lending. so much more. >> host: james carville. guest: you got the feeling that the vice president said i want to go down and give that speech! he was having a heck of a time. you know, it was great,sy a good speaker when he gets fired up. he's pretty passionate. hov host one thing that you've learned in putting the book together, you've talked about them so far but what did you take away from your research and reading? guest: probably the most important thing is listening to people, because you can never lose track of this, that you have to listen to ordinary folks, a clear misconception, whatever
about texas. the house republicans have a proposal to lower rates and they say that they will make it revenue-neutral. it will not raise taxes or budget deficits by capping deductions. how we do that is unclear. the democrats have not really filled in the blanks on these proposals. host: we have an e-mail -- guest: i am not sure what the suggestion is. host: they're suggesting the economy was benefiting from the robust housing market. guest: one of the positive things now was a housing -- at that time was housing. what would be the motivation for ignoring it is there is some massive payback? i do not think there is anybody who has an incentive to allow the bubble to occur. not the policy makers. i know there are people in the financial markets to figure out what was going on and profited from it. these transcripts do not show evidence that fed officials were thinking anything of the sword. -- of this sort. even if you think that is what would happen, if you did an audit based off of these transcripts, it would be the government accountability office doing this audit. they would not
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